Lemon-Garlic Steak & Green Beans


For a steak that's deliciously tender, flavorful and not too fatty, we reach for strip (also known as New York strip or shell steak). It has less than half the saturated fat of a rib-eye but is more tender than leaner sirloin. Here, we cook green beans in the same pan used to sear the spiced steak. All those delicious drippings add richness to the beans—plus there's one less pan to wash!

Lemon-Garlic Steak & Green Beans
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed or canola oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, grated, divided

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • 1 pound boneless strip steak, trimmed

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed


  1. Combine oil, half the garlic, paprika, chili powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Rub the mixture on steak. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the steak and cook, flipping occasionally and adjusting the heat as necessary to prevent smoking, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 135°F for medium-rare, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a clean cutting board and let rest.

  2. Add lemon juice and water to the pan and scrape up any browned bits. Stir in green beans, the remaining garlic and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cover and cook until the beans are tender-crisp, about 5 minutes more.

  3. Slice the steak against the grain and serve with the green beans.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

215 Calories
9g Fat
10g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 215
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 24g 48%
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Vitamin A 1166IU 23%
Sodium 354mg 15%
Potassium 555mg 12%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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